I'm sitting in a cyber-café in Bamako, the school director behind me, having
arrived here only an hour ago.
It's extremely hard to write with this French keyboard which is very
different, but I'd like to give you a short report since I have the
First of all, thanks to those who have prayed and are praying, and especially
those from the prayer cover whose e-mails I just found that uplifted me.
The first miracle happened at the airport - I had 32.5 kilos, and only 23
were allowed. She said if I had a light carry-on - but I had a very heavy bag
plus my printer. And still, I didn't have to pay anything!
So, I had to carry a lot - and again, thanks for praying, my hand was doing
just fine. Everything went smoothly.
So, now I'm here and I really covet your prayers. I was picked up by the
school director, my supervisor from the school where I will be teaching plus
another teacher, and they have prepared an office in the elementary school
for me to spend the night(s). We got my stuff there and then went to the
I'm looking forward to a good night's rest, because it's gonna be culturally
challenging tomorrow. The school director said, now you're Malian, we'll
treat you like that - take part in everything.
Please pray for my health - it's high season for moskitoes, plus that my body
adjusts without problems to water and food. Since I'm eating, drinking and
living with Malians right away.
I hope we'll also be able to get some errands done tomorrow.
So, here I am, finally home. These first few days (weeks) are probably gonna
be the most challenging.
The moskitoes are already attacking me...
Well, time to go on...
Ask of Me, and I will make the nations your inheritance. (Ps 2:8)
Dr. Claudia R. Wintoch
Catch The Wind Ministries
P.O. Box 11962
Kansas City, MO 64138
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